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Steve Borthwick leaving England post to become Leicester head coach

• England’s No 2 will join Tigers at end of season• Geordan Murphy moving to the role of director of rugbyLeicester have announced Steve Borthwick is to become their head coach at the end of the season with Geordan Murphy moving to the role of director…

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Jonny May double helps Leicester ease relegation fears with win over Bristol

• Leicester 31-18 Bristol• Tigers run in five tries on way to important victoryJonny May scored two tries as Leicester claimed only their second Gallagher Premiership win of the season with a 31-18 victory over Bristol.Winger May scored once in each ha…

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Telusa Veainu completes Leicester’s comeback for draw against Harlequins

• Harlequins 30-30 Leicester • Tigers rescue match after trailing by 14 pointsTwo teams played here as if they had forgotten how to win. In the end, they forgot how to lose as well. A 30-30 cliffhanger might suggest rather more quality than was on show…

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Geordan Murphy in unenviable position as Tigers travel to Harlequins

Leicester’s head coach is struggling to work out why his starry cast keep losing while Quins are steely under Paul GustardOn the evidence of Harlequins’ last two Premiership matches it is easy to see why Leicester were linked with Paul Gustard this tim…

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Rugby union: talking points from the weekend’s Premiership action

Leicester undo their own good work again, Rees-Zammit in the Wales reckoning and Sale raise their sightsThis is not the first time Leicester have proved themselves capable of the sort of rugby not even a team like Exeter can live with. And it is not th…

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Leicester blow healthy lead as Exeter return to top of the league

• Leicester 22-31 Exeter• Chiefs win with 17 unanswered second-half pointsThe hot breath of Saracens feels ever warmer on Leicester backs. Perversely, they gave their most convincing notice yet that Saracens’ great escape need not be the foregone concl…

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Premiership’s four fallen giants face up to very real relegation risk | Paul Rees

Leicester, Bath, Wasps and Saracens have won 27 of the last 32 titles between them but know they are fighting for their league placesGlance quickly at the Premiership table and it looks upside down. The bottom four clubs have won 27 of the 32 titles si…

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The Breakdown | Leicester Tigers are like Arsenal – stuck in the past desperate for reinvention

Resources and reputation mean little at the end of the decade in rugby union – no one is too big to fail“Our story is not an imaginary adventure.” They are the concluding words in a short history of Lourdes Football Club on its website, although the ru…

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Kyle Sinckler highlights the need for transfer fees for homegrown players | Ugo Monye

Tighthead prop has been with Harlequins since he was 12 but club could lose him in January and not be rewarded for all the good work they have doneIt is that time of the year when speculation starts to swirl over players’ futures. If anyone is going to…

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Trouble for Premiership big beasts shows money no guarantee of success | Robert Kitson

Leicester, Wasps and Bath are traditionally accustomed to the high life but find themselves stuck in the bottom fourIf success in modern rugby union is entirely down to money it has an odd way of showing it. Look no further than the current Premiership…

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Northampton at Premiership summit as Chris Boyd gets young guns firing

• Saints transformed under New Zealander’s coaching• Northampton top of table with five games playedChris Boyd hesitates to describe the way Northampton are playing as a transformation but anyone who watched the decline of the previous regime might won…

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Northampton back on top as Matt Proctor brace sees off Leicester

• Northampton 36-13 Leicester• All Black Proctor scores twice in the first half-hourThis, rugby’s fiercest derby, has produced some crackling encounters of high drama and intensity. This one will be remembered as little more than an exhibition. Not tha…

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Ben Youngs: ‘I can’t quite put my finger on why it just didn’t happen’

The Leicester scrum-half is still searching for answers after England’s World Cup final defeat to South AfricaIn theory Ben Youngs should be sitting in Oadby on a grey midweek lunchtime thinking solely about Leicester’s next game. No one would ever des…

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Leicester feel no relief over Saracens’ point deduction, says Geordan Murphy

• Tigers concentrating on improving form after one win in four• Murphy pleased to have 10 World Cup players back trainingLeicester, the Premiership’s 11th-placed team, insist there is no feeling of relief in their dressing-room despite the 35-point ded…

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Jonny May reaches England 50 and reflects how missing a big night out paid off

The Leicester wing will reach his half-century of caps on Saturday and has fate – and his parents – to thank for making the most of the first of those six years agoNot for the first time Jonny May has an amusing story to tell. As he prepares to win his…

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Manu Tuilagi admits he hid injury that led to extended England layoff

• ‘I wasn’t honest with the physios, it was stupid,’ says centre• Tuilagi set to feature in his ninth consecutive TestManu Tuilagi has revealed how he could have avoided more than a year of his injury layoff if he had come clean regarding his initial g…

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Former Leicester and Bath wing Steve Booth dies aged 42

Leicester ‘shocked and saddened’ by death of former wing ‘He was a real entertainer on the pitch,’ says Geordan MurphyThe former Leicester and Bath wing Steve Booth has died at the age of 42. Leicester said they were “shocked and saddened” to hear of B…

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Leicester Tigers put up for sale in wake of CVC’s Premiership investment

Peter Tom: CVC investment creates unique opportunityTigers have not won the Premiership title since 2013Leicester Tigers have announced plans to sell the club. The move comes after CVC Capital Partners acquired a minority stake in Premiership Rugby Lim…

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Brad Barritt’s chances of playing for Saracens in Premiership final improve

• Scan on centre’s hamstring shows ‘little bit better’ than feared• Leicester coach Geordan Murphy banned for three gamesSaracens remain hopeful their injured captain, Brad Barritt, could yet be fit for the Premiership final against Exeter at Twickenha…

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Rugby roundup: Bath have last word at Leicester on day of thrillers

• Bath clinch sixth with 32-31 comeback win at Welford Road• Sale edge past Gloucester 46-41 in 13-try feastRhys Priestland’s dramatic late conversion completed a stirring comeback for Bath, who clinched sixth place in the Premiership with a thrilling …